Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Originating in tropical America and Malaysia, the 36 species of peace lily are evergreen, rhizomatous perennials that have become universally popular as house and garden plants.

In the garden, peace lily likes shade, moist soil and plenty of air circulation. In nature, they love the margins of rivers and streams and even grow in swamps in the New World tropics.

Peace lily is a deep green plant with beautiful white blooms helps the grower prosper by improving their indoor air quality. It also prevents chronic illness, asthma, headache, cancers and many more.

The plants are favored for their lush, dark green oval leaves that stand erect or arched and for the beautiful white, cream or green flowers carried on long stems above the foliage.

These plants make wonderful potted specimens for use both indoors and out. As entryway plants they are showoffs, especially the large cultivars. Consider them for shady patios, porches and interiors. Peace lilies and begonias in the same garden bed are wonderful compatriots.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
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